PlayStation Plus’ banner appropriately featuring Dino Crisis’ Regina for the “Classics Catalogue” banner. Photo : Capcom | Sony | Screenshot taken from @windycornertv’s Official Twitter Page
Dino Crisis could be coming back if the latest rumors about it are to be believed.
PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) users in Asia reportedly saw the artwork of the game, which could be a hint that Dino Crisis would be added to the classics section of the new PS Plus at a later date, per Eurogamer.
Dino Crisis was previously released by Capcom for the original PlayStation (PS1) on July 1, 1999, per the Dino Crisis Fandom.
Dino Crisis PS Plus Inclusion Speculation
I logged onto the Hong Kong store and can confirm this is real.
However Dino Crisis isn't available to download or purchase…..yet. https://t.co/rzpFRmdpa9 pic.twitter.com/GPyqpIrV5X
— Windy Corner TV – Robert (@windycornertv) May 25, 2022
According to Eurogamer’s article, various PS Plus subscribers in Asia spotted artwork, more specifically, that of Regina, Dino Crisis’ main protagonist, featured on the service’s page, but the report didn’t specify where or what kind of artwork was featured.
However, Video Game Chronicle and The Gamer mentioned in their articles that Regina is prominently featured as the mascot for PS Plus’ “Classic Clatalogues” banner, along with Aloy from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Horizon game series on display for the “Game Trials” banner.
One Twitter user going by the Twitter handle @windycornertv managed to get a screenshot of the banner in question, which features Regina in all of her HD glory.
The game is currently not included in the catalogue, which has fewer games than expected based on its initial launch in Asia, per a separate Eurogamer report.
Asia is the first region to enjoy Sony’s recently revamped PS Plus, while the Americas, Europe, and Sony’s home country of Japan will have to wait until June to do so.
However, Regina’s appearance in the service’s classic catalogues banner could be proof that the game could be added to PS Plus’ roster of classic PS games in the future.
Dino Crisis Series Details
The Dino Crisis series is one of Capcom’s most popular games back in the day, along with the zombie survival horror game Resident Evil. Interestingly, both series were developed by the same person: Shinji Mikami, who would later direct The Evil Within and produced the first Devil May Cry game.
The game was inspired by Resident Evil’s RPG elements, such as equipment management and adventure. However, Unlike Resident Evil, Dino Crisis used 3D backgrounds rather than pre-rendered backlogs, an element extensively used in Resident Evil.
The game focuses on Regina’s quest to apprehend a world-renowned scientist who was thought to have died a few years before the game’s events and escape the military research facility in which the scientist is leading a secret weapons project, which involves the return of the dinosaurs.
The game was memorable due to the immersion and the sense of dread it evokes, providing gamers with an experience they won’t forget, per The Verge.
There are talks about Dino Crisis receiving the same remake treatment as Resident Evil 2, which Capcom remade in late January 2019, per Steam.
Resident Evil 2 Remake, lovingly abbreviated by fans as REmake 2, enjoyed success and welcome arms in both critics and gamers, which might entice Capcom to remake Dino Crisis as well.
Should the original Dino Crisis be remade and enjoyed the same success REmake 2 did, it might easily outsell the 2.4 million copies it sold on the PS1 back in 1999, which was proven with REmake 2’s success of attracting not just Resident Evil’s long-term fans, but also newcomers to the franchise.
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